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Poster: Spaced Date: Jan 26, 2007 12:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: left to right, where are you?

> You are just chicken and you hide behind what
> you think are deep analogies and grand lyrical
> referrences, but you come off like a slime-ball.


Sure my analogies might not always be on target, but I'd be a fool to trust someone who turns so quickly to foulness.

Why would I give personal information to hostiles with multiple screen names when even in San Francisco radio jocks target liberal journalists, politicians, and everyday people with 'jokes' about torture, hanging, and mass genocide.

Maybe you guys who hide behind so many screen names are astroturf plants or just homegrown crazies who might someday decide to act on something like hate radio KSFO's forecast that people will be hanging from the lampposts when the right-wing revolution comes.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 26, 2007 1:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: left to right, where are you?

Ok - this is me and just me. I do not have multiple screennames - what you see is what you get with me. And what I get with you is a pain in the neck.

What you need to if you want anyone to have a shred of sympathy for you and your viewpoints is to stop and think and clarify your thoughts before you post them. You also need to stop hijacking the writings of Robert Hunter et al and subverting them to your needs and prejudices. I try hard to avoid falling into the temptation of disenfranchising the inarticulate, but brother you push me close. If you want anyone to listen to you you need to be prepared to substitute dialogue for diatribe. You've been made generous offers recently, so grow up and join in - or shut up and shove off.

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Jan 26, 2007 2:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: left to right, where are you?

Um, I almost missed this one. What flew up his butt? That vitriolic outpouring was rather nasty, was it not? Oh, crap, I forgot to file this post under one of my numerous alter-poster names. Now they'll know who I am and track me to my house. Where is McCarthy when you really need him?

Holy crap, I just wasted 20 minutes of my life I will never get back reading that entire thread back to the beginning. Castro v. Batista? Don't know about you, but I'm stickin' with Michael Jackson jokes.

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2007-01-26 22:06:25

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Poster: Spaced Date: Jan 26, 2007 2:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: left to right, where are you?

Robert Hunter: "...I fear a lot of people are thinking: what's with the breakdown of basic human decency in the Grateful Dead?
...
By the way, when I say Grateful Dead I'm not referring to the surviving members of that generational phenomenon expressed as music, but to the Mythos generated around it in which all who believe are able to partake according to their belief. I hate seeing the endemic cynicism of the times hamstring that lofty giant which everyone admits was bigger than any of us."


SDH: "Where is McCarthy when you really need him?"
This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2007-01-26 22:06:25

Spaced: I wish I could find "basic human decency" in the public opinions of GD forum favorite Ann Coulter, but I can't. What happened to the nicest 10,000 people I ever spent a night with, the good 'ole Grateful Dead?

This post was modified by Spaced on 2007-01-26 22:56:30

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Jan 26, 2007 3:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: left to right, where are you?

I'm all for spirited debate, I just get a little put off when it spills into personal attacks (I'm guilty of this as well re. "flew up his butt" could have been left out of my comment). I don't really care who fires the first salvo, but it is then our responsibility not to fan the flames by firing back with personal comments. I may be an ignorant prude, but at least I called myself that. Let's see if we can play together in the same sandbox without killing each other.

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2007-01-26 23:04:43

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Poster: wineland Date: Jan 26, 2007 11:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: left to right, where are you?

It was a humorous joke. Wish I could get that 20 mins back too. :-)

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Poster: Spaced Date: Jan 26, 2007 1:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: left to right, where are you?

>I try hard to avoid falling into the temptation
>of disenfranchising the inarticulate, but brother you push
>me close.

Disenfranchise me then. None of you discuss matters of substance. You only cast stones, accuse and bully.

I don't have to agree with victims of groupthink who habitually make hateful remarks. There's already been too much ugly wingnut rhetoric in last 6 months of this forum. Christmas in the South attending parties where people said massive nuclear bombing of the Middle East was good, perhaps that had some effect on me too.

"hijacking the writings of Robert Hunter"?!

Ppuhhh. A bit vague huh; any examples? What was SO wrong to cause such sustained outrage?

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 26, 2007 2:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: left to right, where are you?

'None of you discuss matters of substance.'

There are many of us here who are more than happy to discuss matters of substance. If there's one thing I've learned in my short time in this forum it is that there are some fierce intelligences here. Underestimate them at your peril, sir.

'I don't have to agree with victims of groupthink'

One thing that would be evident to the meanest intelligence scanning this forum is that there is no evidence of 'groupthink'. A more diverse and articulate group of individuals you would be hard pressed to find.


"hijacking the writings of Robert Hunter"?!

Why yes indeed. Do you have the bare-faced effrontery to deny that you salt your posts with cherry-picked quotes to suit your self-serving purposes?

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Poster: Spaced Date: Jan 26, 2007 2:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: left to right, where are you?

Give me something to work with if you're serious. Otherwise we can just move on (pun not intended).

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 26, 2007 10:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: left to right, where are you?

does this mean you are finally leaving for good?? thank god!! i, for one, can't believe this is all still going on.


(by the way - this is my only name on the forum in the past four years)

This post was modified by direwolf0701 on 2007-01-27 06:20:14

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Poster: cush11 Date: Jan 26, 2007 10:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: left to right, where are you?

I guess with an attitude like that the worst part would be having to live with yourself.

He didn't jump on the piece of "spelling bait" I left earlier though...

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 26, 2007 10:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: left to right, where are you?

i think he likes it - he keeps this damn thread going. stupid is as stupid does - HEY!! that's it!!! maybe we should just start calling him Forrest!!! lol

(life is a box of chocalates)

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Poster: high flow Date: Jan 26, 2007 11:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: left to right, where are you?

"I used to think that Deadheads were exemplary people, but now I know another way the night comes so quiet and it's close on the heels of the day. The seeds of light are not all the same it seems.

Heads I've know have gone beyond music, because the music required it. Hints of song meaning in other songs flowing in and out of each other. Maybe a statements like that or riffing off songs is too pretzel logic for some who don't want to think too much about desolation row."

Spaced - I just offered an olive branch and you reply w/ this SHIT! It's SHIT, MAN! WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU EXPECT?

Exemplary? Yes! All these "wingnuts" have spent hours of their valuable time and money to share this music. Like my offer to you, many here have made offers to me. No strings attached. It's a circle of kindness which you seem to be blind to.

You had nothing to lose. I know you have read my posts over the past 6 months so you know I've dealt honestly with my LMA mates. It wasn't your lack of trust for me, it's that you run away from anything that might be good.

I just feel sorry for you now. This thread is so revealing, and it doesn't look very good for you. You've lost the respect of your fellow man. Shame.